Hello and happy Halloween, fellow ARLISians! It’s the season for all that is eerie, unsettling, or even downright terrifying, so we thought for October’s blog post we’d address a topic that can send many instruction librarians into a cold sweat: assessment. We all know that assessing our teaching is vital so that we can improve both our instruction and our programs, but in a frequently difficult to control landscape of one shots, while we’re also working on designing and executing our sessions, putting together a workable, meaningful assessment plan can feel like sticking your hand in the mystery box at the end of a hauntedRead More →

Welcome to our Teaching 101 series, through which we will examine library instruction & teaching, highlighting best practices from multiple instructional lenses. This month, Anna Boutin-Cooper will discuss pedagogy, and why it matters for the teaching librarian. “The teacher is of course an artist, but being an artist does not mean that he or she can make the profile, can shape the students. What an educator does in teaching is to make it possible for the students to become themselves.” Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed Pedagogy is a critical component of teaching, arguably as important as knowing how to manage a classroom or effectively convey subjectRead More →

Save the Date! The Teaching SIG is hosting its first ever virtual mini-conference on July 25th at 2:00pm. Join Eva Sclippa, Shannon Robinson, and Anna Boutin-Cooper for a share out of notes and thoughts from sessions attended at this year’s LOEX Conference. Eva and Anna will also share out some updates for the Teaching SIG, including plans for future virtual mini-conferences. Join our virtual mini-conference via Zoom at this link: https://uncw.zoom.us/j/956303164. Please contact the SIG Co-Coordinators, Anna & Eva, with any questions or concerns!Read More →

Welcome to our Teaching 101 series, through which we will examine library instruction & teaching, highlighting best practices from multiple instructional lenses. The series will feature both how-to and reflective posts that the Teaching SIG Blog Team hopes will help inspire your instructional practices, wherever you are in your career. We welcome feedback on the direction of the series, as well as proposals for your own takes on instructional best practices.  This month, our topic is creating learning outcomes for specific learners. For our second post of the series, we are delighted to welcome Anna Boutin-Cooper, a member of the Teaching SIG Blog Team. Anna’s post isRead More →